[3/18/10 5:19:08 PM] Jay Rosen: so it's more the anonymous you want to eliminate than that you want to be one way?
[3/18/10 5:20:16 PM] John Temple: We definitely don't want to be one way. If I gave that impression in my talk, I'm sorry. I can see how people might have read the no comments that way. But it was meant as a way to say that instead of comments, we're going to have conversation.
[3/18/10 5:20:42 PM] Jay Rosen: you have a significant misimpression to correct, then
[3/18/10 5:20:44 PM] John Temple: we do believe that in a civic square anonymity contributes greatly to the lack of civility...
[3/18/10 5:20:58 PM] Jay Rosen: the message was "no comments"
[3/18/10 5:21:12 PM] Jay Rosen: which I didn't believe
[3/18/10 5:21:16 PM] Jay Rosen: and did not repeat
[3/18/10 5:21:55 PM] John Temple: i'll work at it...i thought I was pretty clear about the importance of community and conversation...i believe i said that the contributions of readers potentially were as important as the contributions of journalists. I appreciate that you picked up on this and sought to clarify. Thank you!
[3/18/10 5:22:24 PM] Jay Rosen: TechCrunch mangled it
[3/18/10 5:22:50 PM] John Temple: We've talked with her and asked her to clarify. I thought she did a great job other than that.